Home baking is a quintessential part of the holiday festivities. These Soft & Sticky Cannabrownies are sweet-natured and easy to make. The unsweetened cocoa gives them a tart and lively spirit and the cannabutter makes each bite a mellow experience. Replace half the cannabutter with regular unsalted butter for a gentler, more therapeutic brownie.
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/3 cups granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
10 Tbs. (5 oz.) melted cannabutter
2 cold large eggs
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup broken walnut or pecan pieces (optional)
Preheat oven to 325°F. Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment across the bottom and up two opposite sides of the pan, then butter the parchment. In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix the cocoa, sugar, vanilla, salt, and melted cannabutter with a hand mixer or whisk. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until the batter is thick and lightened in colour. Add the flour and stir with a rubber spatula just until blended. Fold in the nuts. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan and bake until the top is puffed and slightly crusted and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out with a little batter clinging to it, approximately 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with marshmallows and chocolate chips. Return to the oven for 2 to 3 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan on a rack. Lift the ends of the parchment to remove and place on a cutting board. Cut into squares.
Yields 16 brownies
Brownies can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week but they’ll probably be long gone by then. These freeze well for up to 3 months.